Summer's Blockbuster Films Seem Promising Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan explains that he's actually looking forward to summer movies this year, including the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight.
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Summer's Blockbuster Films Seem Promising

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Summer's Blockbuster Films Seem Promising

Summer's Blockbuster Films Seem Promising

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RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Los Angeles Times and MORNING EDITION critic Kenneth Turan can't wait.

KENNETH TURAN: I know. I'm a critic. I'm only supposed to enjoy the serious Oscar contenders that come out in the fall. But this summer, I'm really looking forward to what director Christopher Nolan and Batman Christian Bale have cooked up for "The Dark Knight." And who wouldn't want to see the first Indiana Jones film in nearly 20 years?

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TURAN: Unidentified Man: You see (unintelligible) all day. People should love you.

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WILL SMITH: (as Hancock) Do I look like I care what people think?

TURAN: Unidentified Woman: You have never cut hair before.

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ADAM SANDLER: Unidentified Woman: Okay.

TURAN: My fingers are crossed, of course, that these movies are actually good. About the only sure thing Hollywood has this summer is a new animated film from Pixar about a robot named Wall-E. Even if you mess with the Zohan, you don't want to get in Pixar's way.

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MONTAGNE: Kenneth Turan reviews movies for MORNING EDITION and the Los Angeles Times.

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MONTAGNE: This is NPR News.

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